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Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:01 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 4:38 pm
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Santonio Holmes is escorted out of the Jets locker room Monday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

With everything that happened with the Jets over the past 24 hours -- missing the playoffs, fighting with the media, in-fighting and whatnot -- you wouldn't be surprised if Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum decided to blow some stuff up. But they won't.

Ryan and Tannebaum confirmed on Monday during a press conference that Santonio Holmes, the player primarily deemed responsible for locker-room issues, would return, and that much-maligned offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer would be back, barring another team (like Jacksonville) hiring him as their head coach.

Black Monday

"I believe Santonio will be back next year," Ryan said.

The pair were pelted with questions about Holmes and team chemistry and Ryan said they would do away with team captains altogether.

"I made a huge mistake," Ryan said. "Not just by naming Santonio a captain. With all the captains. It's not something I truly believe in."

When the Jets announced the press conference for Monday, speculation started to ramp up that the Jets could do away with Holmes altogether. However, as Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reported, Holmes is guaranteed more than $7 million in 2012 (with another $7 million of future salary becoming fully guaranteed on the second day of the 2012 league year).

Which is to say, the Jets can't really even consider releasing Holmes. They've simply got to find a way to get him to be better in the locker room. (Tannenbaum wouldn't comment on whether Santonio was disciplined for his behavior the last week.)

As for other issues, Tannenbaum said that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback in 2012. And Rex indicated there wouldn't be any changes on the coaching staff as of right now.

Oh and Rex's excuse for crying to his team in the locker room on Monday?

"Ah, Im Irish."


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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 1:07 am
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

What arrogance! How can a coaching change not be made? Two AFC Championship games in a row and now out of the playoffs? All coaching, because the rex and the jets beleived that sanchez was an elite QB capable of leading an offensive much like brady, rivers, mannings, etc. how wrong were they? not even if the playoffs with that running game going from top 5 to 20something. Terrible. just terrible.


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Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:34 am
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Every other year I take Santonio on my fantasy team and he has bombed. If I take him next year he will have a career year. Or will Rex get on tv at the beginning of training camp and say, first the Jets are going to win the Superbowl, and two, Santonio Holmes will be a team captain again and have a career year. Time to dump them both.



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:07 pm
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Ryan said they would do away with team captains altogether.
What a joke. Wrecks is a terrible judge of player talent and character. Come on, you make a bad choice for team captain, so rather than fixing the issue and rewarding some players who are actually good guys, actually deserve to be captains, you do away with the positon altogether? Weak Wrecks, real weak. But not surprising, good franchises know how to either get the best out of guys like San Antonio and/or when to dump them. Wrecks and Tannenbaum know neither.




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:54 pm
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

The jets shoulda seen this coming, didnt holmes get kicked off a flight from to Pitt to NYC right before he signed this deal? Hes overrated anyway, jets are better off with burress and patrick at the 1 and 2, keller decent te and go back to running the ball with Greene..I hate the damn jets so im enjoying this mess they created, even better that my dolphins beat them makes it even better


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